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This Apache Longbow Delta model may be a total loss after the pilot lost control on take off and tipped on its side destroying the rotor blades and collapsing the landing gear. The Apaches were on their way to a forward areqa in Iraq when they cam under heavy small arms fire and were forced to land in an unfamiliar landing area. One pilot was wounded in the neck and few Apaches were hit with enemy artillary. This compromised the objective and with sandstorms moving through the region flight operations grinded to a halt. This will be the first time the Longbow model will be used in war.

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This Apache Longbow Delta model may be a total loss after the pilot lost control on take off and tipped on its side destroying the rotor blades and collapsing the landing gear. The Apaches were on their way to a forward areqa in Iraq when they cam under heavy small arms fire and were forced to land in an unfamiliar landing area. One pilot was wounded in the neck and few Apaches were hit with enemy artillary. This compromised the objective and with sandstorms moving through the region flight operations grinded to a halt. This will be the first time the Longbow model will be used in war.